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Skilling seniors in computers: Community training responses to the digital divide

By Margaret Redsell and Michael Nycyk

Abstract

As computers pervade further the lives of older adults the need for relevant affordable training grows. Older adults, not through frailty or age but because accessing training can be difficult, do experience the digital divide sharply. The intent of this paper is to suggest successful ways of teaching computers through the discussion of a case study of Skylarkers 60 and Better Program and a longitudinal study conducted there. Centre managers can benefit from knowing the types of teaching methods that may make their computer training beneficial and useful to older adults

Topics: Digital divide, Training, Mentoring, Computers, 130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy, 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified, 160506 Education Policy
Publisher: Pier Professional
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.5042/wwop.2010.0266
OAI identifier: oai:espace.library.uq.edu.au:UQ:205379

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